- Audio CD (October 17, 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Rhino
- ASIN: B0000032LL
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,963 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Cover Me: Springsteen Songs
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Not surprising is the inclusion of three tracks from Springsteen's soul brother, John Lyon (Southside Johnny). Like Springsteen, Southside Johnny was a regular at the Stoney End club in Asbury Park. He is one of few credible blue-eyed soul singers. Gary U.S. Bonds (This Little Girl) was rediscovered by Springsteen, and with the assistance of Springsteen, released two admirable R&B albums. Although Springsteen is not considered an R&B artist, the Southside Johnny and Gary U. S. Bonds covers clearly show Springsteen's R&B roots.
Big surprises here? Yes, a cover of `Atlantic City' from the obscure Reivers. The composition features the lovely Kim Longacre doing dazzling backup vocals. Disappointing are the two tracks by Greg Kihn. Kihn is a gratifying "live" act, but his mediocre work here doesn't do justice to Springsteen's artistry. Many of the tracks on Cover Me are produced by Springsteen and Miami Steve Van Zandt, and Miami Steve's crying guitar work is as rousing as usual (Hearts Of Stone). Bruce Springsteen is a prolific writer, and `gives away' more noteworthy music the most artists dream of composing. Cover Me is a deserving compilation of Springsteen interpretations.
Oh, yeah, don't forget Johnny Cash and Patti Smith...you won't regret it.
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COVER ME-VARIOUS ARTISTS: Throughout the history of popular music, those who don't write songs cover those who do... Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Jukebox Dave
I've never been a Springsteen fan, it was the Dave Edmunds track (reportedly never recorded by Bruce) that got me to buy (I'll buy just about anything with Edmunds on it). Read morePublished on December 22, 2006 by Radio Trop Rock